[amsat-bb] Re: true duplex radios

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Mon Jun 1 13:47:29 PDT 2009

On Mon, 1 Jun 2009 13:23:44 -0700, "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)"
<amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> said:

> If I had to replace my IC-2720H, I would probably get an FT-8800 as
> the replacement.  Price is good, better than the IC-2820H which was
> Icom's replacement for the IC-2720H, and the separate knobs for each
> VFO made it a better (for me) choice than the current Kenwood
> 2m/70cm FM mobiles (TM-D710 or TM-V71A).  And, as Drew
> mentioned, its ability to function as a cross-band repeater ensures it
> can work with the satellites in cross-band full-duplex mode.

I would say "get the 2820 and try out some D-STAR/digital stuff too". 
Plus the 2820 has the GPS in it... with the D-STAR installed... 

IC-2820 and Kenwood's TNC/control head thing together makes a pretty
cool little "digital geek" mobile station, and with the 2820 also
capable of duplex operation... 

Lots of toys = fun.  Of course, to get the full utilization out of the
D-STAR portion, you really need to be in the coverage of a Gateway
(internet) equipped D-STAR repeater...

Stuff to think about... 

Nate WY0X
  Nate Duehr
  nate at natetech.com

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